Acting FedRAMP Director
General Services Administration
Brian Conrad joined the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) team within the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) in December 2018, bringing with him a wealth of technical knowledge and leadership experience.
Conrad acquired his foundational leadership, technical and project management skills while serving in the United States Marine Corps. Upon his transition from active duty, Conrad joined Booz Allen Hamilton, where he spent over seven years leveraging and growing his IT, cybersecurity and project management skills supporting various clients across the Department of Defense (DOD), including the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Navy and the chief information officer for the DOD. During this time, he became recognized as a cloud computing/cybersecurity subject matter expert within the federal government.
At GSA, Conrad continues his service as the acting FedRAMP director since January 2021. In addition to his role as acting director, he leads multiple efforts associated with Joint Authorization Board assessment and authorization activities that facilitate the authorization and adoption of commercial cloud services across the federal government.
Conrad’s education includes a Senior Executive Fellowship at the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government, an M.S. in information technology management from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and a B.A. in history with a minor in economics from the University of Memphis.
As federal, state and local governments are seeking to achieve greater efficiencies and capabilities through adoption of cloud-based services, the FedRAMP program offers opportunities to both suppliers and end users of cloud-based security applications.